Wednesday, May 5, 2021

REVIVAL YEARS...Sal Anthony & The Du Wop Shop

Salvatore “Sal Anthony” Corrente from Yonkers, NY. member of the Dials, Sinceres, Johnny Law Four ... is present in the Kreiter doo wop guide as ...

SAL ANTHONY & THE DU WOP SHOP.

-Morse Code Of Love / Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye. Sal-James records-19??.

Unfortunately these two songs are not available on YouTube, but you can listen to this group with a phenomenal interpretation of "Never Let You Go" originally by The Five Discs ...


Tuesday, May 4, 2021

The 45's...Johnny Dugan & The Shamrocks


JOHNNY DUGAN & THE SHAMROCKS.

-School Bells, Wedding Bells / 16, 17, 18. Ford Records-1959.

Value; $ 50

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Monday, May 3, 2021

PICTURE SLEEVE...Don Perry & The Invadors

1963 picture sleeve of Don Perry & The Invadors on Mizon records with the songs "Lonely Lover / I'm Leaving You". Present in the Kreiter's Vocal Group Record guide with a value of $ 250 but this guide not mentioned this picture.

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Sunday, May 2, 2021

EBAY ... Rare acetates

Right now there are two very interesting acetate discs up for auction on eBay ...

This is a previously unreleased sided "New York" Metal Acetate 45 by Ernie Maresca.

It's a publishing demo made for Laurie Records.

Recorded at Allegro Sound Studios in 1965.

Original song with elements of doowop / pop.

This comes with the original Songwriter and composer contract, and the sheet music.

Click here; https://www.ebay.com/itm/224438147064?mkevt=1&mkcid=1&mkrid=711-53200-19255-0&campid=5338722076&toolid=10001

The second acetate is by singer Vince Castro (well known for his songs with the female group The Tonettes as vocal accompaniment).

This is a previously unreleased one sided "Goodbye Chris" Metal Acetate 78 by Vince Castro and Carol Mazzariello It's a publishing demo made for Laurie Records.

Recorded at Allegro Sound Studios Label out of New York City in 1963 Great original Teen song that Laurie Label never released.

This comes with the original Songwriter, copyright and composer contract, and the sheet music. Also has the certificate of renewal registration issued many years later.

Click here; https://www.ebay.com/itm/303978289269?mkevt=1&mkcid=1&mkrid=711-53200-19255-0&campid=5338722076&toolid=10001 

Friday, April 30, 2021

SHEET MUSIC...Danny & The Juniors

Rare to see the sheet music of the song of the white group Danny & The Juniors "Pony Express" recorded in 1961 for Swan records.

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Thursday, April 29, 2021

THE SNEAKERS...Delta records

Band formed in Willard, N.M. (about 60 miles southeast of Albuquerque) by Sidro Garcia his wife, Belverlee Brown, Sidro's brothers Sal and Ray two cousins and a friend.

They tour briefly with singer Sue Thompson ("Sad Movies Always Make Me Cry" and "Norman") and moved to Las Vegas where they gained a lot of popularity.

This band is present in the doo wop music guides with ...

THE SNEAKERS.

-You Belong To Me / Mary Lou. Delta records-1964.

-Till I Find My Girl / Plain Jealousy. Delta records-1964.

They in their recordings have a poor doo wop sound.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

RARE PHOTO ... THE CAPRIS

Original publicity photo rare to see of the incarnation of the group The Capris at the end of the 60's formed in those days by Frank Reina (original member) lead and first tenor, Mike Mincieli (original member) -baritone, Al Diaz – second tenor and guitar , John Apostle-bass, Bill Chefalas-countertenor, falsetto and electric bass, Mickey Henry, keyboard and Johnny Harris on drums.

Hear a live performance of them from the early '70s with a mid-uptempo version of their classic song "There’s A Moon Out Tonight."

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

THE PARAMOUNTS...Dot records

At the end of 1960 Richard Simmons wanted to form a vocal group and for this he recruited four school friends Robert Peebles, Kenneth Buttrey, Neil Hooper and Clarence Holland, they called themselves The Paramounts it was an interracial group formed by three whites and two blacks.

After several amateur performances by the state of Tennessee they caught the attention of the announcer and music producer Noel Ball who got them a contract for Dot records where they would record in 1960 the sides "Congratulations / Why Do You Have To Go" and in early 1961 "When You Dance / You're Seventeen".

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Without any repercussion with these recordings the group soon separated, later in 1966 Robert Peebles under the name of Robert Knight obtained a success (# 13) with his song "Everlasting Love".

Monday, April 26, 2021

"My Doo Wop Collection"... The White Group Sound

Last Friday I recommended Ed Engel's book on white groups, today I want to recommend two CDs released in the mid 90's on white groups under the title "My Doo Wop Collection: The White Group Sound Vol. 1 & 2.

Perhaps it is a little known compilation and nowadays already surpassed by others, but in their day these two albums were very popular since they carried good and rare songs.

It is necessary to clarify that there are some black groups present, but it is not a compilation about white groups, but about white sound and as has been commented on this blog many times, some black groups had a white sound.

Available on eBay;

https://www.ebay.com/itm/274770015015?hash=item3ff991b327:g:gh4AAOSwWaxggkzY

https://www.ebay.com/itm/274770012906?hash=item3ff991aaea:g:OMgAAOSwELNggkyO

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Whitedoowopcollector ... on ... YouTube

I recommend that you visit my YouTube channel to listen to my latest videos uploaded with doo wop, Teen and Girl group songs, some of them for the first time on YouTube as...

The Tiger-Lillys.

Big B Sonic.

Freddy Robinson.

Jean Chanel.

The Inteli-Gents.

I Timidi.

And many more.

Click to here; https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa883z9Zi_5-6Yul5UMe20A

Friday, April 23, 2021

Rare White Vocal Group History of 50s & Early 60s Book

If you don't have it yet, Ed Engel's book on white doo wop groups appears again on ebay.

Another great opportunity to get this book with great photos and biographies.

Click here; https://www.ebay.com/itm/303971034224?mkevt=1&mkcid=1&mkrid=711-53200-19255-0&campid=5338722076&toolid=10001


Thursday, April 22, 2021

JOHNNY MENDELL ... Jamie records

John Mendel is present in the doo wop guides under the name of Johnny Mendell with ...

The Happy sound of..JOHNNY MENDELLL with Girl and his Premiers.

-Jingle Bell Twist USA / A Real Old Fashioned Christmas. Jamie records-1961.

JOHNNY MENDELL with Girl and his Premiers.

-Pretty Little Rita / Please Be My Love. Jamie records 1962.

This recording also made as by ... GIL & HIS PREMIERS, Vocal by JOHNNY MENDELL.

Above Johnny in the late 60's.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

2 doo wop italian cards

Two rare cards made in Italy in 1958 by The Crests and Dell-Vikings groups.

On one side they have a photo of the group (I like the one of the Dell-Vikings) and on the back a small review of their recordings released in Italy.



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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

THE 45's...The Dell Rays with The Spades

 


THE DELL RAYS with The Spades.

Di Di / Full House. Dice records-1958.

Label from California, B side is instrumental.

Value; $ 75

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Monday, April 19, 2021

RARE PHOTO ... Dion DiMucci

Rare photo of singer Dion DiMucci in good quality and long format, singing at Freedomland in 1963.

Freedomland U.S.A. (usually called Freedomland) was a theme park in the Baychester section of the northeastern Bronx, New York City. Dedicated to American history, it operated from 1960 to 1964.

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Sunday, April 18, 2021

1957 ARTICLE ... The Four Voices.

Article published in September 1957 about the group The Four Voices and their elegant way of singing, leaving aside the "modern acrobatics" that the new groups do.

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See my post about this group here; https://whitedoowopcollector.blogspot.com/2010/07/the-four-voicesbon-bon.html

Friday, April 16, 2021

THE POPISH DOO WOP SOUND ...of...BOBBY BREEN.


Isadore Borsuk better known as Bobby Breen, was a Canadian-born American actor and singer. He was a popular male child singer during the 1930s and reached major popularity with film and radio appearances.


In 1956 he recorded for Chic records the song "If The Night Could Tell You" backed by an unknow white doo wop group, a rare song within the category of popish doo wop.

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

THE REVIVAL YEARS...The Brooklyn Connection

The Brooklyn Connection is a group, as its name suggests from Brooklyn, founded in the 70's by Mickey Zayas and that today still survives in the doo wop music circuit.

This group is present in the doo wop guides with ...

-Share (Live). UGHA-1982.

This song is not available on YouTube, but there are many others like ...

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

THE SPATS...ABC records

Today's mistake is again from Jeff Kreiter's Vocal Group Recording Guide with ... 

THE SPATS. 

-The Roach / Gaitor Tails And Monkey Hips. ABC Records-1964.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

THE 5 CLASSICS "The Sweetheart Song"

The aforementioned song of The 5 Classics must be an unedited song because it has been impossible for me to find anything about it as well as the group The 5 Classics that I cannot relate to any of the groups that appear in this blog.

As always, if anyone has information on this matter to mention it.

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Monday, April 12, 2021

JOHNNY ALADDIN aka THE PAGEANTS

At the beginning of 1959 a fifteen year old friend of the group The Mystics called Johnny Amplo asked them if they could meet him with his manager Jim Gribble so that he could hear him sing.

Jim, liked Johnny's voice and became his manager and arranged a recording for him in 1960 with the songs "Happy Together / Why Did You Go" that would be made for Chip records that same year under the name Johnny Aladdin.

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In many places it appears as Johnny's back up group to The Passions, that is incorrect, Johnny in that recording was backed by an unknown group of girls.

This same year of 1960 those same songs were made by Goldisc records under the name THE PAGEANTS.

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In the late 60's Johnny became an actor known as John Roper and appeared in movies and television series. Bottom photo, Johnny on the left in the movie TOPAZ.

Additional note.

Johnny's brother, Andy Amplo recorded with The Visions on Elgey records.

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Friday, April 9, 2021

WHO ARE ... the 5 Shadows?

Anyone know something about this group known as The 5 Shadows.

I have not been able to find information about them, if someone knows something about them, let me know.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

FRANK LYNDON aka FRANK SCHEEREN

Frank Lyndon known for replacing Carlo Mastrangelo when he left the Belmonts to start a solo career is present in the doo wop guides as a solo artist with ...

FRANK LYNDON.

-Earth Angel / Don't Look at Me. Sabina records-1964 / Bang records-1966.

Some sites on the internet detail that Frank recorded in 1961 with his real name.

FRANK SCHEEREN.

I Got Troubles / Sugarwood Mountain. Style records-1961.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

DOO WOP VIDEO GAME

Simon Viklund is a Swedish video game designer, music producer and composer who in 2015 wrote the song "The Flames Of Love" for the game PAYDAY. The lyrics of the song go with the video game that is about bank robbers and talks about a guy in love with his flamethrower, but for my with a very good doo wop sound.


Performed by Jacob Alm and others under the stage name of Smokey Bennett and The Hoops. I think it is a great doo wop song totally unknown by collectors of doo wop music.

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

REVIVAL YEARS...The Monels

Acapella group assembled by the brothers Jimmy, Johnny and Billy Brennan with Rob Kalp & John Rittweger. Very popular at the end of the 80's in the acappella circuit of New Jersey.

They are present in the doo wop guides with ...

THE MONELS.

-Everyday of The Week / Please Say You Want Me. Starlight records-1989.

Then Tim Hauser of the Manhattan Transfer was his manager and he renamed the group "Who's Johnny" becoming a vocal and instrumental band.

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The Monels singing live on a radio show ...

Monday, April 5, 2021

RARE PHOTO ... The Angels

Photo of the trio of girls known as The Angels in front of a promotional poster for one of their performances with their 1963 hit song "My Boyfriend's Back".

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See my post about these girls here; http://whitedoowopcollector.blogspot.com/2009/05/angelsmy-boyfriends-back.html

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

LITTLE MOJO...Mojo & Norman records

Real name of Little Mojo was Herman Grimes from Hazelwood a second-ring suburb of St. Louis, located in northwestern St. Louis County.

In 1960 recorded a private 45 rpm with the sides "Paula / Mojo Rockin' " acredited to Mojo records accompanied by The Jesters.

In 1961 Litle Mojo signed with Norman records and re-released the side "Paula" with another B side "You Ain't The One" (written by Ike Turner) in this recording have The Caravans as instrumental band and a back up girl group (one of the female singers was Anna Mae Bullock later know as Tina Turner) also this Norman's recording have one intro no present in the original recording.

Photo below ... Little Mojo & Tina Turner.

Norman issued the 45 rpm with a picture sleeve...


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Mojo records...


Norman records...


Tuesday, March 30, 2021

DON HEAD...Dub records

Those who follow this blog will have read many times that I cite the errors present in the doo wop music guide "The Complete Book of Doo Wop" and I rarely do it from the other music guide that I use "Jeff Kreiter Vocal Group Record Guide " Well, there are very few errors in it, but recently I discovered one on the recording of Don Head in Dub records ...


DON HEAD.

-Going Strong / Never Before. Dub Records-1958.

Present in the Kreiter's guide without have a doo wop sound.

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Monday, March 29, 2021

THE SKYLARKS ... Decca, RCA & Verve records

The Skylarks were one of the most accomplished popular white vocal groups within the Pop and jazz style of the 40's and early 50's.

In the early 50's the group consisted of Gilda Maiken, George Becker, Joe Hamilton, Earl Brown and Jackie Gershwin.

They are present in the doo wop guides with .....

-Home In Pasadena / I Had The Craziest Dream. RCA-1953.

B side from the film "Springtime in the Rockies" charted #28 in april 1953.

-Old Man River / There's a Boat Leavin. Verve records-1957.

They probably recorded too ...

- The Glory of love / You And I. Decca records-1951.

These sides only are for fans of the late 40's and early 50's white vocal group pop sound.

More information at; http://vocalgroup.org/inductees/the-skylarks/

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